Baltimore, MD-- It's been more than three weeks since a North Carolina honor student disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore, and investigators have few if any leads.
Phylicia Barnes vanished on Dec. 28. Since then, all calls to her cell phone have gone straight to voicemail, she hasn't updated her social media sites online and she hasn't used her ATM card.
Baltimore police have said from the outset that this isn't a typical missing persons case.
Barnes had no history of disputes with her family or trouble with the law. Investigators believe she may have been kidnapped and possibly taken out of state.
Barnes' 17th birthday was Jan. 12. Her mother, Janice Sallis, remains hopeful that Barnes will be found alive and says she'll have a party for her daughter when she comes home.
The Associated Press